BCI November 2011 Recap
“Basketball creates an opportunity for leadership, but it doesn't guarantee great leadership. BCI serves the basketball community as a leader but it also creates leaders. Their existence is a new call for integrity in this game, for player responsibility, and for a new definition of sports leadership. BCI is in the right place at the right time – and I'm very excited for this organization."
Head Trainer, New York Knicks
BCI and the Cycle of Influence
Athlete celebrity influence is inevitable, and kids are especially vulnerable to the messages they hear. Every day, they compare their clothing, their choices, and their values to what they see in their basketball heroes on and off the court.
Basketball Club International (BCI) was founded to support professional basketball players – men who are willing to hold themselves and each other accountable for their choices so that, together, they may influence the next generation in a positive way. We’re changing the cycle of influence, one player at a time.
Our unique nonprofit organization challenges professional basketball players to grow deeper in their faith, walk alongside their peers, and share their life experiences with fans and kids. We focus on the pro player because he is often the strongest influencer of other pro players and because this exclusive peer group maintains – for better or worse – a collective position of influence over the rest of the world.
With a challenge to be mindful that his everyday life is a testament to his faith, BCI offers unique opportunities for the pro basketball player including player-to-player fellowship, youth camp leadership, competitive tournament play, and other outreach programs.
Many players are seeking something beyond themselves and just don’t know where to begin. BCI says, “Start where you are, and we’ll support you all the way.”
BCIedge.org now offers a deeper look into our purpose, programs, and people. Check it out and let us know what you think!
Courtside with BCI
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Paperback + Stocking = Perfect Fit!
Through short, inspiring chapters and lessons from Coach Sharm, “Step Up Your Game: A Playbook for the Next Generation Hero” will let the young (or young at heart) people in your life know how much you believe in them and want them to know true happiness and success. Visit www.sharmscheuerman.com to read a sample chapter, hear what people are saying about it, and order by December 19 for delivery before Christmas. Multiple copy discounts are available, too.
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Thank you for your support of BCI. BCI Loop and our youth outreach programs depend on the generous spirit of individuals like you. To make a contribution, please visit www.bciedge.org.